Conservation Officers Remind Boaters to Be Safe

DNR law enforcementThe extended weekend provides an opportunity for families to get their boats on the water.

This week, however, Indiana Conservation Officers will be joining in observing National Safe Boating week. The state of Indiana says Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial kickoff to boating season.

Knowing the rules of the water can help encourage safety as well as a good time. They include reducing your speed in unfamiliar areas, and being aware of unusual water conditions. Sober operation of the boat is also required. In the state of Indiana, those found driving a boat while intoxicated could lose their driver’s license. Wearing lifejackets can also improve water safety and prevent drowning.